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Maryland Natural Resource Magazine Website Gets A Makeover

Annapolis, Md. (May 4, 2011) — The Maryland Natural Resource magazine offers a new twist on recycling: Take the printed periodical and kick it up a notch. After much preparation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) retooled its quarterly magazine’s website to be more stimulating and interactive.

“The new website offers users an opportunity to see Maryland’s natural beauty through videos and other interactive pages,” said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin. “Readers will get the same compelling stories, but with more depth and useful insights.”

In addition to the full print edition, the site includes new photo galleries, links to other complementing information such as Facebook and DNR web pages, videos and a PDF version for downloading.

For example, the 2011 spring issue’s Crassostrea Virginica: The long road to recovery contains a video that shows how an oyster can clean up to two gallons of water per hour. A featured yellow perch recipe directs readers to a video about the surge in the yellow perch fishery.

Complete the online magazine survey and enter a drawing to win a 2-year subscription to The Maryland Natural Resource. During the spring quarter the magazine gained more than 200 new subscribers. Don’t miss out on your guide to recreation and conservation in Maryland!

Visitors can log on to To subscribe visit .

   May 4, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at